Father and daughter go for an early fall walk and he teaches her about the envornment around them...
Hey dad.why is there barely any trees around?
It's what we call clearcutting, honey. This means that for logging purposes, they cut down trees in a specific area. This is a cost-effective method of harvesting and replacing trees, as well as a method to extend farms in other areas.
So its a good thing? I thought we needed trees to breathe...
Yes, you are correct. Trees are necessary for our survival. Clearcutting has both positive and negative aspects. The loss of habitat and species diversity are two of the negative consequences. This is why there are alternative systems, such as selective cutting, to use. Only a few trees are cut down in this method, which helps the environment and keeps resources in check.
This is a responsibility that involves interacting with the environment in order to preserve natural resources for future generations.Controlling weeds and cutting some trees to let sunlight into the forest to offer better nutrients and preserve the environment is an example.
This is why the term "sustainable" was created!
Wow thats so cool! Where did you learn that from?
HAHAHA!A long time ago. Dont you worry you will hear more about it in just a few more years.